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Doctor Sleep Audiobook

Doctor Sleep: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Fiction, 2014

Audie Award Nominee, Solo Narration - Male, 2014

Stephen King returns to the characters and territory of one of his most popular novels ever, The Shining, in this instantly riveting novel about the now middle-aged Dan Torrance (the boy protagonist of The Shining) and the very special 12-year-old girl he must save from a tribe of murderous paranormals.

On highways across America, a tribe of people called The True Knot travel in search of sustenance. They look harmless - mostly old, lots of polyester, and married to their RVs. But as Dan Torrance knows, and spunky 12-year-old Abra Stone learns, The True Knot are quasi-immortal, living off the "steam" that children with the "shining" produce when they are slowly tortured to death.

Haunted by the inhabitants of the Overlook Hotel where he spent one horrific childhood year, Dan has been drifting for decades, desperate to shed his father's legacy of despair, alcoholism, and violence. Finally, he settles in a New Hampshire town, an AA community that sustains him, and a job at a nursing home where his remnant "shining" power provides the crucial final comfort to the dying. Aided by a prescient cat, he becomes "Doctor Sleep."

Then Dan meets the evanescent Abra Stone, and it is her spectacular gift, the brightest shining ever seen, that reignites Dan's own demons and summons him to a battle for Abra's soul and survival. This is an epic war between good and evil, a gory, glorious story that will thrill the millions of hyper-devoted fans of The Shining and wildly satisfy anyone new to the territory of this icon in the King canon.

©2013 Stephen King (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Will Patton's delivery enhances King's prose in ways that make King's work so much more enjoyable in audio than just reading it…Patton's narrative voice captures the rhythm of King's words. His character voices, filled with a variety of regional American accents, remain consistent. Most importantly, the sinister aspects that embody characters and moments of this novel are superbly executed and will certainly leave listeners on edge." (AudioFile)

"King, not one given to sequels, throws fans a big, bloody bone with this long-drooled-for follow-up to The Shining." (Booklist)

"…a gripping, taut read that provides a satisfying conclusion to Danny Torrance's story." (Publisher’s Weekly)

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    BEN 02-23-15
    BEN 02-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "He did it.."

    It's not what you'd call a sequel but as close as it could be considering. I considered it fabulous. As a huge fan of The Shining it paid great tribute. My first time listening to Will Patton who at first had me worried soon made me love his performance.

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    Randall S Walker 02-23-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Definitely worth the wait"

    Was a very good listen. No real dull moments. Loved hearing about the True Knot. There should be a spinoff just on how they came to be.

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    Sam Bailey Lexington, ky United States 02-21-15
    Sam Bailey Lexington, ky United States 02-21-15 Member Since 2006
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    "Outstanding...surpassed all expectations!"

    Loved the book - so afraid I wouldn't. I am HUGE Stephen King fan and believe this is one of the best. Loved the characters -loved the story and narration was perfect.

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    D. DOMINGUE 02-21-15
    D. DOMINGUE 02-21-15 Member Since 2014

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    "A Good (But Unnecessary) Ending"

    Not bad, but far from The Shining. Overall, it was a bit unnecessary. The ending adds a touching final epilogue to The Shining, but that could've been told in a short story. I think a whole new novel was not needed. As far as the audio book, the narration would have Benn great if I was listening to the whole thing on headphones. The low monotone voice with occasional dramatic outbursts (like telling a scary story near the campfire), was hard to stay focused on when hearing it on speakers in the bathroom or in the car. In the end, Doctor Sleep was not bad, but it is a bit forgettable.

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    Patrick 02-20-15
    Patrick 02-20-15
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    "Riveting"

    Chilling and action packed, it kept me on the edge of my seat. It was at least equal to the original.

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    John M. Robinson baton rouge, la. 02-20-15
    John M. Robinson baton rouge, la. 02-20-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Will Patton delivers another brilliant performance"

    Will Patton delivers another brilliant performance as he did with "Mr. Mercedes". I hope he is selected for more of Mr. King's novels as I find it to be a perfect marriage.

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    S. Schrader WV 02-20-15
    S. Schrader WV 02-20-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Great overall!"

    Loved it! One of his better endings in my opinion. Thankfully I read The Shining not too long ago, so I didn't have to wait forever for the sequel. The narrator was great and easy to listen to.

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    Terri J Behnke Henderson, Nevada United States 02-17-15
    Terri J Behnke Henderson, Nevada United States 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    Another great work of art by Stephen King. Was slightly disappointed that the narrator from The Shinning wasn't used for Dr. Sleep, but I suppose this would only effect those listeners that played both titles back to back as I did.

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    Cher 02-17-15
    Cher 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "how Danny Torrence turned out was so believable."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this especially to those who've read the shining. It was an awesome sequel. Loved Jack Terrence's brief cameo.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Danny but A bra was my favourite. Her strength and confidence and acceptance of her power was thrilling.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Ooh so many good scenes.


    If you could rename Doctor Sleep, what would you call it?

    Doctor Sleep was a great title. Since story was so much about the shining I might go with something like Still Shining, or maybe not. Doctor Sleep it is.


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    JF 02-15-15
    JF 02-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good sequel"

    Superb reading. Could have been more climatic. Did I miss what becomes of Billy? I wished it was longer. Thanks 😁

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